Miley Cyrus has added another tattoo to her growing collection - an homage to her grandmother has been permanently inked on her arm. The Wrecking Ball hitmaker took to Twitter.com on Tuesday (05Nov13) to share snaps of her new body art - a black and white portrait of her maternal grandmother, Loretta Finley, on her right forearm.
Cyrus added the caption: "Because I am her favorite & she is mine."
Taking on the challenge of recreating Finley from a photograph was Cyrus' go-to tattoo artist, Kat Von D, who posted a photo on Instagram featuring her meticulously replicating the portrait.
Von D wrote, "Love, love, loved tattooing you last night... Grandmas rule."
Finley, whom Cyrus affectionately calls Mammie, is known to fans as the head of the singer's fan club, and she often accompanies her granddaughter on tour.
British pop star Cheryl Cole has defended the large-scale tattoo she has had inked on her butt after it sparked a barrage of criticism on Twitter.com. The Girls Aloud singer has had her entire lower back and butt covered with roses, and followers were left stunned when tattoo artist Nikko Hurtado posted a snap of the design in its entirety on his Instagram.com page.
Hurtado, who has been working on Cole's inking for months, wrote, "Here is a in progress shot (sic) of a Tattoo I've been covering up and reworking. Really exited to show healed shots. It was some intense tattooing sessions. She's tough as nails."
Several fans were quick to blast the design, but Cole is adamant she loves the inking on her rear.
Taking to Twitter, she told followers, "People are entitled to their own opinion. Personally I've never really concerned myself with other people's body parts!"
She also told users she felt anxious and sick during the long tattooing process and admitted, "I have personal meaning behind it but English roses are my favourite flowers."
Cole also ruled out going under the needle again, adding, "I can pretty much safely say I'm done!"
An anesthetist who sedated or monitored Michael Jackson before surgical procedures 35 times between 1993 and 2003 has testified he refused to put the King of Pop to sleep on one occasion because he was acting inappropriately. David Fournier took the witness stand on Thursday (25Jul13) in the ongoing Jackson wrongful death trial in Los Angeles - a day after a Miami, Florida-based doctor told the court he treated the tragic pop superstar for an addiction to painkiller Demerol a decade ago.
The certified nurse anesthetist revealed the singer was scheduled to receive some "facial work" in 2003, but Fournier cancelled the procedure after becoming concerned about Jackson's behaviour, explaining the singer was acting "a little goofy, a little slow to respond".
Fournier testified that Jackson assured him he had not taken any recreational drugs or medication, but he didn't believe him, and refused to proceed.
It was the last time he worked with the Thriller star.
The anesthetist also told the court that Jackson stopped breathing during one dermatological procedure, and he recalled having to control the singer's ventilation and "assist" it.
Fournier, who was called to the stand as a defence witness in the wrongful death suit Jackson's mother and three children filed against executives at AEG Live - the company behind the singer's ill-fated This Is It tour - also recalled administering the anaesthetic propofol, which claimed Jackson's life in June, 2009, 14 times between 2000 and 2003.
He told the court that the singer often referred to the drug as "the milk", referencing its street name milk of amnesia.
Fournier said he administered anesthesia to Jackson for procedures including scalp work, dental treatment, cosmetic fillers, Botox and collagen injections, as well as "extensive tattooing" on the singer's lips and eyes, adding, "He often needed to be sedated".
Lawyers representing AEG Live insist Fournier's testimony further indicates that Jackson was regularly using propofol seven years before their clients partnered with the pop star for the This Is It shows.
The King of Pop's mother and children maintain AEG executives are liable because they failed to supervise her son's personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, who is serving time behind bars for administering the fatal dose of the anaesthetic that claimed Jackson's life.
The case continues.
Just in case his praying hands with roses, crown, or owl tattoos weren't ugly enough, Justin Bieber decided to add some more ill-advised ink to his body — this time in the form of a Native American profile, complete with feathered headdress.
On Sunday, Justin uploaded a photo of said new tattoo to his Instagram page along with the caption, "My grandfather always took me to the stratford culliton every friday night this is for u Grampa ... My man @chenterios hooked it up." The Stratford Cullitons are a junior hockey team based out of Ontario, Canada.
At first glance, we thought this tattoo must be fake. The sketchbook-quality shading looks like something you'd doodle with a pen, not a tattoo needle. But upon closer inspection of the Cullitons' logo, we've deduced that this style of tattoo mimics the original perfectly. It appears as though Justin Bieber actually tattooed a Native American on his left shoulder.
Now, we all know that Bieber is a huge hockey fan — he's from Canada, where liking hockey is virtually required for citizenship — but tattooing a sports logo on your body represents a whole other level of fandom. Remember Justin, this will be on your body for the rest of your life.
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Ever since Kat Von D's show L.A. Ink was canceled, I figured she would be looking for work, but I doubt anyone predicted her next job would be of the musical persuasion... and so it's kind of weird that reports confirm Ms. Von D is currently recording her first music album. When asked about her new career aspiration, she stated, "I've been passionate about music all my life. "I've been playing classical piano since I was six. So I understand the form, but it will be fun to be able to translate a message." As for her sound, Kat says it will be "more on the dark, more tragically romantic" side. Of course, her past relationship with Jesse James should provide plenty of material for her to work with, but the real question is -- can she sing? I have my doubts.
But the tattoo artist seems to think she will have no problem transitioning into the music industry (maybe because some musicians have tattoos?). She commented, "I think it's much like tattooing or the TV show or makeup, my clothing line, fashion. All those things, they're just different outlets to be able to be creative. So music, I think it's going to be one of those things." Tattoos, clothes, music -- just because you're good at one, doesn't mean you'll be good with the other, so I think her logic is flawed (or non-existent). We'll just have to wait and see if the auto-tune and voice enhancer machines can work their magic and make her the next big music artist. Brace yourselves.
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Radar Online reports that last Thursday, instead of being at the shore and tattooing a lady figure to stand next to the Cadillac tattoo that runs up the side of his torso, Pauly D. started shooting his spin-off show at his hometown in Rhode Island and by Saturday, the production had upped itself and moved to The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Since Pauly's "job" is what three people would consider to be a DJ, producers are looking to title the show something around the concept of Pauly D. traveling the country and spinning music...which of course leads us to the rumored title of Pauly's Entourage.
So yeah, just like when the aliens emerged out from under the concrete in War of the Worlds, Pauly D. is really climbing the ladder towards launching his own empire. This makes him the third star of Jersey Shore to really take his own celebrity seriously (Snooki just got a book deal and possibly her own show on MTV and The Situation has done everything short of selling a line of knitting goodies on QVC). But at least we're not seeing Ronnie trying to market a pillow you put in the corner of your room so as to soften the impact when you fall into it after drinking Ron Ron juice all night.
What will this mean for our beloved Jersey Shore? Probably nothing. If anything, we'll hear about a dispute over salary between him and Shore producers, where he'll command more money than the other cast members because he's developed a whole separate show of his own. If he's lucky enough that it puts him on par with the likes of The Situation and Snooki, then he'll get his desired raise and he'll stay as close to the franchise as Vinny's mom's spaghetti noodles are to the Hostess cupcakes in the duffel bag they both came in. However, if his new show catapults him to somewhere great -- like a bedazzled Pluto -- it'll take more than matching The Sitch's paycheck to get him back.
Source: Radar Online
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